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Jefferson Co. man indicted in bank robbery

Michael Anthony Cape faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted

September 22, 2011
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A federal grand jury this week indicted a Jefferson County man on charges of robbing BB&T Bank at 1111 Winchester Ave. near Martinsburg on July 21.

Michael Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Carlson Lane in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was indicted Wednesday on one count of bank robbery, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Thursday.   

Police had said Cape fled on foot from BB&T Bank after taking an undisclosed amount of money. Bank employees told police that the robber claimed to have an explosive device and a gun when he demanded money.

Shortly after the robbery, police found an item at the Heritage Inn that witnesses said was owned by Cape and was used in the bank robbery, according to court documents.   

Witnesses also told police that Cape left the motel after being involved in an incident involving the discharge of a handgun there and fled with a lot of cash in his possession that he did not have beforehand.  

If convicted, Cape faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

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